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Union Jack Radio owner goes into administration

By | Published on Friday 4 March 2022

Union Jack Radio

It’s been confirmed that the company behind national UK digital radio service Union Jack Radio has gone into administration with all staff employed by the station made redundant. However, that development does not affect the Oxford-based Jack branded stations.

There has been a Jack FM station on air in Oxford since 2007, the company that owns it having licensed the Jack FM brand that is used by various stations in North America. The digital only and nationally available Union Jack Radio was then launched in 2016, with spin-off rock and dance centric services added in 2020.

However, all three of those services disappeared from the DAB digital radio network last week. It was then confirmed that the company that specifically operated the national stations – rather than the Oxfordshire services – has gone into administration with £6.2 million in net liabilities.

But, Radio Today has confirmed, the company that specifically owns Jack FM in Oxford – as well as sister stations Jack 2 Hits and Jack 3 Chill – is not affected, and those local services continue to operate.